Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Q is for Quality



Are you a writer? What kind? The kind who puts out an ebook every month? The kind who slaps together a novel in six months? Think about what you are writing. Is it quality work?

Self-published authors are flooding the market. Yeah!!! Go Indies!!!! I think it's great. However I am appalled at the quality of some of the writing out there. I strive to make my work the best it can be. I've put it through writing workshops to make it better. I get it critiqued and edited to be the best it can  be. I continue with each book to try and make my writing better.

I have a small publisher who believes in me, but I was self-published first. I have a following which helps. I'm not where I want to be. I'm not on the NYT Best Sellers list. That's my goal. I want to be able to walk into Barnes and Noble and take a photo of my Dad pulling my book off a shelf. Those are attainable goals. Why?
Because I believe in quality work.

Look for quality. Accept nothing but your personal best. Find reviewers. Not all of them will like what you write. Let them be posted anyway. Take the bad stuff and make it work for you in your next piece. Quality is what you are striving for. If you write quality you will gain following.

TTFN

5 comments:

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  2. I wanted to go back to my comment and revise it, but it wouldn't let me do so. I had misspelled your name and that is always unforgivable, so let me repeat what I was saying, Rebecka.
    I am not planning on publishing except for doing so on my blog, but I do work on what I write, thinking it through, reading aloud what I have written, editing as I go. Please come and read my story (serializing and writing as I go) and critique it if you wish. I would appreciate any words from you. Best wishes to you, Ruby aka Grammy

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  3. Self-publishing is a wonderful option for some, but you are right, many times you lose some quality-control. Hopefully authors planning to go this route can find friends or colleague to edit and critique their work before it gets "out there>"

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  4. Hi popped over on my A-Zing to say thanks for your visit and sorry I have been slow to respond - life as they say can be a nuisance at times:)

    I think one's books should be as well presented as possible - it is not only the self published who offend - more and more trad. published books ar coming through with mistakes abounding.

    Good post.

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